fayette County

Summer lifeguards, other pool employees needed

The Division of Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for part-time lifeguards at its pools and aquatic centers this summer. Those who are fluent in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a valid Red Cross lifeguard certificate.

Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation offices, 469 Parkway Drive, or downloaded at

Parks and Recreation also is accepting applications for other summer positions at pools and aquatic centers, such as pool attendant, concession stand worker, marina and pedal boat staff. Positions also are available for water safety instructors, aquatic center managers and assistant managers.

Call (859) 288-2973.

Gym member wins car

Urban Active presented its Refer A Friend And Win contest winner with a 2009 Honda Fit sports car on Feb. 2. The car was purchased from Don Jacobs in Lexington.

The winner was Amanda Bardo, a 23-year-old social services case worker who also works part time at Blockbuster.

Bryan Station alums needed, 1959-present

The Bryan Station Reunion of 50 Years committee is looking for pictures and memorabilia from graduating classes of 1959-present. This Reunion of 50 Years Celebration will be held April 18 from 4-7 p.m. Contact Ashley Pemberton Herndon at or Gloria Compton at 299-7600.

5K for healthy living

Girls on the Run Lexington, a group that promotes self-respect and healthy living in preteen girls through running, will be hosting its first 5K this May at Coldstream Research Campus. Volunteers and donations are being accepted. Contact Renae Feistritzer at

Volunteers are needed at meetings throughout the season as "Sole mates." Responsibilities include attending at least one GOTR group a week, helping the coaches as needed and running with the girls during the 5K. No training or preparation is needed. Visit for site locations and times. Contact Katherine Stone at

GOTR is also looking for donations of store-bought, individually wrapped healthy snacks or monetary gifts to provide to our participants. Drop snacks off at any time at John's Run Walk Shop or contact Bernie Madigan-Dugan at

YMCA receives grant

YMCA of Central Kentucky Child Development has been awarded a grant of $11,280 by the McDowell-Breckenridge Foundation to be used at the YMCA's Bar Y summer camp, with $10,000 designated for camper scholarships and $1,280 to conduct swimming lessons for non-swimmers.

Special needs baseball

Registration for players and volunteers is under way for the spring season of the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League, a baseball league for people with disabilities played on a special needs-accessible field. The league will be played from April 11 to May 16 Saturdays at Shillito Park. Games begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $40 a player. Registration and volunteer forms are available at The deadline to register for the spring season is March 31.

8- to 12-year-olds needed

The University of Kentucky Psychology Department is seeking 8- to 12-year-old boys and girls for research on children's inhibition and working memory. Children will complete kid-friendly computer tasks. They will participate in one 90-minute session and are compensated for their time. For more information, call (859) 257-4977.

Baptist Seminary gets new professor

John Inscore Essick has joined the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky faculty as assistant professor of church history. Essick recently completed Baylor University's doctoral requirements. His dissertation described the contributions of seventeenth century British Baptist Thomas Grantham to Baptist identity and theology. He is a native of North Carolina.

Public health heroes

The deadline to nominate someone for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Public Health Heroes Award is Feb. 25. The award, now in its sixth year, is for individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents. Criteria for the selection of the Public Health Heroes Award include:

Exemplary leadership and diligence in promoting public health

Remarkable contributions and support in fostering public health programs

Work or actions that have affected the community's health in a positive way and would not have occurred without the activities of the nominee

To make a nomination, provide the following information:

Name, professional title and organization

Phone number and e-mail address of nominee

Examples of why the person is worthy of the award

Descriptions should be no more than 200 words. Nominations can be submitted to Kevin Hall via e-mail at, fax at (859) 288-2359 or mailed to Kevin Hall, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40508. Name and contact information of the submitter is required. The awards are given each April as part of National Public Health Awareness Week.

Fair housing awards

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its Outstanding Achievement in Fair Housing Award to recognize individuals or organizations that have shown exemplary performances in fair housing practices.

Nomination forms are available by contacting the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission at 162 East Main Street, Suite 226, Lexington, KY 40507. You can also call (859) 252-4931 or visit The deadline is March 6 at 4 p.m.

MLK Center books writer

Jabari Asim, a journalist, playwright, and author, will be the centerpiece of the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center's recognition of Black History Month.

Asim, author of What Obama Means: For Our Culture, Our Politics, and Our Future and The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why, will give a free keynote lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Worsham Theatre in the Student Center.

Asim is the editor-in-chief of Crisis magazine, published by the NAACP and founded by W.E.B. DuBois in 1910. He spent 11 years at The Washington Post, where he served as deputy editor of the book review section. He also wrote a syndicated column on political and social issues for the Post for three years.

Other events for the month will include a showing of Boycott, an HBO-produced film about the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 at 4 p.m. Feb. 24.